FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. -- Frasure Creek Coal Co. plans to sell more than 180 pieces of surface mining equipment at auction.
The company also has temporarily idled some operations in West Virginia.
Officials with Frasure Creek's parent, Trinity Coal Corp., say the mining and earth-moving equipment is no longer needed. The Fayette County operations will resume production in September.
Trinity chief of restructuring David Stetson tells The Register-Herald that the excess surface equipment is primarily from operations in Kentucky that were shut down. He says the buyer of the coal produced by the Fayette County operations requested a month deferment.